Top 10 Most Famous Native Americans

1. Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull was a Sioux holy man who led decades of resistance to the US government. His premonition of defeating white men on horses motivated other Native Americans to join the Battle of Little Bighorn, where they wiped out Lt. Col. Custer’s 7th Cavalry on June 1876. To avoid the overwhelming US firepower, Sitting Bull fled with his men to Saskatchewan, Canada.

After he surrendered to US forces in 1881, Sitting Bull performed regularly in Buffalo’s Bill Wild West Show for $50 a week. He was killed during a shootout with police.